Accession Number:

AD0804472

Title:

DEVELOPMENT AND EVALUATION OF PROTECTIVE REVETMENTS

Descriptive Note:

Technical rept. Dec 1965-Jun 1966

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE WEAPONS LAB KIRTLAND AFB NM

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1966-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

116.0

Abstract:

Revetment wall sections constructed from soil-cement, steel-sheet piling, corrugated asbestos, and fiberglass were evaluated for their effectiveness in providing protection to parked aircraft and equipment against the effects of conventional weapons. The results of this evaluation program indicate that the soil-cement wall provided protection against small arms ammunition, mortar rounds statically detonated at elevations less than 12 feet and at any range, 3.5-inch High Explosive Antitank HEAT rockets, and shrapnel resulting from the detonation of a 750-pound bomb 10 feet from the wall. The steel-sheet piling wall provided perforation protection against 30-caliber ball ammunition only, but may result in untrapped ricochets, and shrapnel on the front face of the wall. Fifty-caliber and 20-millimeter ammunition and mortar rounds caused perforations in the piling, produced secondary projectiles, untrapped ricochets, and shrapnel on the front face of the wall, and spalled the sheet piling, producing shrapnel and secondary projectiles on the rear face of the wall. The fiberglass wall provided protection against small arms ammunition and mortar rounds statically detonated at elevations less than 11 feet at any range. The fiberglass wall did not prevent the perforation of the core from a 3. 5-inch HEAT rocket. The corrugated asbestos wall provided protection against 30- caliber and 50-caliber ammunition. Twenty-millimeter ammunition and 3.5-inch HEAT rockets did considerable damage to the wall.

Subject Categories:

  • Structural Engineering and Building Technology
  • Ballistics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE